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Old 05-07-2013, 07:57 PM
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Bleh that sounds rather different from the studio version. The original made me think of wild beasts (exotic birds?) at a few points.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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This is a new classification of hipster. *head spins*
Nope. Hipsters are '40s era. The new classification is the mainstream plaid wearing, latte sipper you see buried in his Macbook pro at the coffee shop. The relic hipsters are retired to the mainstream without most of the pretense.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:01 PM
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alright. this sounds a bit more like I expected. here's a pink floyd song about non-motorized private transport for 'ya:


Bike (with lyrics) - Pink Floyd - YouTube
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:15 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Nope. Hipsters are '40s era. The new classification is the mainstream plaid wearing, latte sipper you see buried in his Macbook pro at the coffee shop. The relic hipsters are retired to the mainstream without most of the pretense.
So then it is a new classification ... As Ohio girl is in her 50s.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:55 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Instead of going after the argument, you're trying to go after the person presenting it. If you have a disagreement with the argument that human brain isn't set up to do high-function multitasking, lay it out clearly and completely. Don't use distraction unless, for you, this is a fight to win instead of an argument to prove in error.

I'm not sure of the purpose of your response, as what I've stated has been neither controversial nor an attack against you. I've only said that when we are listening to and focused on an audiobook (or an NPR story, etc.) then we are not attending to the task of driving in the way that a 3000 lb. freeway missile deserves.
The purpose of my response is to ask you what makes you qualified to make these statement. Reading an article on "Slate" doesn't cut it, for example. Also, what makes you think listening to an audio book is a high function?

Do you drive in total silence?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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The brain can't do two higher functions at once. It can't even kinda do two of those at once. So, it splits attention between the two. If you're driving, you're not paying attention to the audio book except when you're not paying attention to driving.

The snark, then, is subdued by science.
And for those of us who get motion sickness simply by being on a train, bus, or streetcar? That public transportation is a complete waste of time, made incredibly miserable.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:03 AM
 
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And for those of us who get motion sickness simply by being on a train, bus, or streetcar? That public transportation is a complete waste of time, made incredibly miserable.
So your motion sickness doesn't happen in a car? That's interesting.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:37 AM
 
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So your motion sickness doesn't happen in a car? That's interesting.
If I'm driving, I'm fine. If I'm not driving, then I get motion sickness if I try to do anything other than keep my eyes forward looking at the road or the person driving.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:41 AM
 
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If I'm driving, I'm fine. If I'm not driving, then I get motion sickness if I try to do anything other than keep my eyes forward looking at the road or the person driving.
Bummer. Sorry to hear it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:42 AM
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My mom prefers trains over buses because she can read without getting motion sick on a train but not a bus. I haven't heard anyone else say that, though trains are often smoother.
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